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HYWIRE MONTHLY WRITING WORKSHOP
Did you know that we hold a monthly Writing Workshop? Well we do!
When? 4th Thursday of every month, from September to June. 7PM Start time
Where? Burlington Public Library in Tansley Woods. (It’s in a special room in the library. There’ll be a sign.)
What? We like to get some writing prompts and exercises going, but if you would like some opportunities to workshop your own writing as a group, please, bring some in!
– Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.
– Can’t find us? Ask the Black Bull staff where the slam is! They’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!
3rd Thursday of every month. Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow
For smoking hot poetry!
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.
As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there! Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.
Thursday, August 18th – Burlington Slam Project ANYTHING GOES SLAM feat. 2016 Guelph Poetry Slam Team!
Rules? Where we’re going we don’t need….rules…
The team is back from an incredible showing at NPS! Placing 3rd at Group Piece Finals and bringing home a big ol’ trophy to show for it! And we’re gonna have us one of the most fun slams all year! The anything goes slam! All the rules are gone! The time limit is extended to 4 minutes! Props, Costumes, Music, Covers, Animal Acts, all are allowed and encouraged! It’s the one slam each year we can get rid of all those pesky “do his glasses count as a prop?” questions and just say “Screw it, no rules!” And for this beautiful and wacky event, we have a beautiful and wacky group of poets for our feature performance – the 2016 Guelph Poetry Slam Team!
The 2016 Guelph Poetry Slam team is in the kitchen cooking everything from calamity cuisine and sizzling serenity for a fantastic feast of fellowship. Bassam, Erratic, Fannon, Eitan, and Elise are masterful word chefs, preparing awareness entrées and poetic pastries with stovetop-speech and knife-sharp wit. Their oven-hot talents will roast microphones and have listeners tantalized with scorched poems so savoury, your ears and tastebuds will be burning with gratitude and delight. Welcome to the kitchen. We got somethin’ cookin’.
The GPS team is sure to let you know “where it’s at!”
So you! Yes, you! Get that five bucks from under the couch cushions, bring a friend and get down to The Black Bull! Hit the open mic, join the slam, judge the performances, or just cheer like mad in the audience while you see the poetry scene that sends Canadians to the States and brings back trophies.
Hope to see y’all out!